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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Allotriocarida
Classis: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Orthoptera
Subordo: Caelifera
Infraordo: Acrididea
Superfamilia: Acridoidea

Familia: Acrididae
Subfamilia: Leptysminae
Tribus (3): Chloropseustini - Leptysmini - Tetrataeniini

Overview of genera (21)
Belosacris – Carbonellacris – Chloropseustes – Columbacris – Cornops – Cylindrotettix – Eumastusia – Guetaresia – Haroldgrantia – Leptysma – Leptysmina – Mastusia – Nadiacris – Oxybleptella – Oxyphyma – Seabratettix – Stenacris – Stenopola – Tetrataenia – Tucayaca – Xenismacris

Leptysminae is a subfamily of spur-throat toothpick grasshoppers in the family Acrididae. There are at least 20 genera in Leptysminae, found in North, Central, and South America.[1]


These 21 genera belong to the subfamily Leptysminae:[1]

Belosacris Rehn & Eades, 1961 c g
Carbonellacris Roberts, 1977 c g
Chloropseustes Rehn, 1918 c g
Columbacris Bruner, 1911 c g
Cornops Scudder, 1875 c g
Cylindrotettix Bruner, 1906 c g
Eumastusia Bruner, 1911 c g
Guetaresia Rehn, 1929 c g
Haroldgrantia Carbonell, Ronderos & Mesa, 1967 c g
Leptysma Stål, 1873 i c g b
Leptysmina Giglio-Tos, 1894 c g
Mastusia Stål, 1878 c g
Nadiacris Descamps & Amédégnato, 1972 c g
Oxybleptella Giglio-Tos, 1894 c g
Oxyphyma Saussure, 1861 c g
Seabratettix Roberts, 1980 c g
Stenacris Walker, 1870 i c g b
Stenopola Stål, 1873 c g
Tetrataenia Stål, 1873 c g
Tucayaca Bruner, 1920 c g
Xenismacris Descamps & Amédégnato, 1972 c g

Data sources: i = ITIS,[2] c = Catalogue of Life,[3] g = GBIF,[4] b =[5]

Otte, Daniel; Cigliano, Maria Marta; Braun, Holger; Eades, David C. (2018). "Orthoptera species file online, Version 5.0". Retrieved 2018-12-29.
"Leptysminae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-12-29.
"Catalogue of Life". Retrieved 2018-12-29.
"GBIF". Retrieved 2018-12-29.

"Leptysminae Subfamily Information". Retrieved 2018-12-29.

Further reading

Bland, Roger (2003). The Orthoptera of Michigan: Biology, Keys, and Descriptions of Grasshoppers, Katydids, and Crickets. Michigan State University Extension. ISBN 978-1565250178.
Capinera, J. L; Scott, R. D.; Walker, T. J. (2004). Field Guide to Grasshoppers, Katydids, and Crickets of the United States. Cornell University Press. ISBN 978-0-8014-8948-8.
Otte, Daniel (1997). Poole, Robert W.; Gentili, Patricia (eds.). Orthoptera. Nomina Insecta Nearctica: A Check List of the Insects of North America. Vol. 4: Non–Holometabolous Orders. Entomological Information Services. pp. 581–634. ISBN 978-1-889002-04-0.

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